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Austrian Immersion, Part 3 – by Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Days 5 & 6 – Wachau and Kremstal The city of Krems is a university town on the banks of the Danube, 20 minutes by train from Langenlois and will be my base for exploring the … Continue reading

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Austrian Immersion, Part 2 – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Days 4 & 5 – Langenlois, Kamptal The adjoining regions of Kamptal, Kremstal and Wachau in north-western Austria are to white wines what Burgenland is to reds. Langenlois, the capital of Kamptal, sits in a junction … Continue reading

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Austrian Immersion, Part 1 – By Jack Simmonds, Hahndorf Hill Brand Ambassador

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Day 1 – Eisenstadt, Burgenland Austrian varietals take pride of place in the Hahndorf Hill portfolio and the wine racks of many of our customers. My mission was to immerse myself in Austria’s world-famous wines and … Continue reading

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Terrific Austrian varieties – 3

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills                 In preparation for an upcoming trip to Austria by Jack Simmonds, our Brand Ambassador, the Hahndorf Hill cellar door held a staff tasting evening focussing on three Austrian … Continue reading

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Terrific Gruner Veltliners from Austria – 2

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills                   Schloss Gobelsburg Steinsetz Gruner Veltliner 2013, Kamptal DAC Reserve Schloss Gobelsburg is one of Austria’s oldest wineries. The winery is situated next to the town of Langenlois … Continue reading

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Terrific Gruner Veltliners from Austria – 1

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills                 Loimer Spiegel Gruner Veltliner 2013, Kamptal DAC Reserve Fred Loimer began his journey studying winemaking at Klosterneuburg. After years doing vintages in Nahe (Germany) and with Walter Schug … Continue reading

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Tom Wood of Hahndorf Hill explores a Blaufrankisch from Pittnauer

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills Pittnauer is a very well-known producer located along the eastern shore of the Neusiedlersee, Burgenland. Gerhard and Brigitte took over the winery nearly 20 years ago and have gained much recognition ever since. In 2014, Pittnauer … Continue reading

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Two Gruner Veltliner tastings in the Adelaide Hills

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills November was an important milestone for us at Hahndorf Hill Winery as our ‘White Mischief’ Gruner Veltliner 2016 won the Trophy for Best Gruner Veltliner at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2016, plus we were awarded … Continue reading

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Gruner Veltliner’s red siblings – Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt and St Laurent

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills On a recent trip to the winelands of Austria, we paid homage to Gruner Veltliner, the local white wine hero. (See earlier blog http://bit.ly/2c3qwVP which covers our visit to Niederösterreich and the wine regions of Kamptal, Kremstal … Continue reading

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How cool are our cool nights!

Hahndorf Hill Winery   Adelaide Hills January 2016 is possibly going to pan out to be one of the warmest January’s on record in South Australia – just waiting for the meteorological team to make their call. Fortunately here in the Adelaide … Continue reading

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